Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s


Volunteers Needed for
St. Martin’s Kitchen

All who wish to participate are invited to join us on Saturday, July 11. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m. In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.



Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child

Third Monday of each month 
Next meeting: July 20
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee


Summer Office Hours
for July and August

During the months of July and August the Rectory Offices will have the following summer hours:

Monday – Thursday: 
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Have a great summer!!!



Family Shelter Ministry:
Upcoming Hosting Week

St. Peter’s will be hosting families with children from Family Promise of Bergen County during the week of August 16-23.  In the coming weeks, check the bulletin and the website for updated information and opportunities to volunteer as well as donate much needed items for the week.  Supporting our parish during the hosting week will be First Congregational Church, St. Joe’s and Temple Avodat Shalom.


Sharing God’s Blessings
Annual Appeal

Thousands of people in the four counties served by the Archdiocese of Newark are assisted each year through various programs and ministries funded by the Appeal, including Parishes, Catholic Education, Seminarian Education & Formation, Priest Retirement and Health Care Costs, Catholic Charities, Campus Ministry and Youth Ministry.

Our parish also benefits by receiving a rebate from the appeal if it exceeds its goal.

See firsthand the impact that YOUR gift makes and submit your pledge online!



Parish Goal:  $91,970
Pledges: $10,640 (12% of Goal)
Participation: 2% (40 of 1900 parish families)



Faith Formation Classes:
2015-16 Registration Info

Register your child(ren) for the
GIFT Program. Due now.


Register your child(ren) for the
Traditional Program. Due now.



Volunteers Needed: Habitat
for Humanity Bergen County

Volunteers Needed for
Bergen County Habitat
July 25 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

We will be working locally and will provide lunch. All are welcome, age 16 to age 80. Please call Steve Sahagian 201-265-9657.


Parish Food Pantry:
New Extended Hours

Open to the public on
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
and from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
for St. Peter’s Parishioners
and River Edge Residents.

Located in the back
parking lot.


Donations Needed for
Summer Mission Trips

This July 19-25, twenty high school students along with Fr. Matthew, Mrs. Dawn Rivas, Sean and Christine (Ng) Hickey, and Paul and Linda Kazenecki will be participating in three separate mission trips. The sites are “Toppa Joppa” with the Glenmary Missions in Northern Tennessee, “Nazareth Farm” a Catholic faith based service program in West Virginia and a local “Work Week” here at the Archdiocesan Youth Center.

Our largest expense is the transportation cost, which requires renting two vehicles and the cost of gas. Thank you very much for your faithful and support in previous and in advance for your support again this year. Any donations would be made to St. Peter the Apostle with the attention to the Mission Trip.



2015 Pilgrim
Statue of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

Two statues are available every week through June 28, 2015.


Quick Links


A Prayer for the Family
Music by Vincent McHale
Arranged by Jim Gregory
Performed by St. Peter’s Adult & Children’s Choirs

Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon


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Outside St. Peter’s

Donations Needed for Camp Lots of Fun

Camp Lots of Fun
A Program of Family Promise
of Bergen County
100 Dayton Street
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
Camp Lots of Fun provides a true summer camp experience for 30 children, ages 5-12. Current and former residents of Family Promise Sheltering Programs are eligible and, when space permits, children from other agencies are accommodated. Camp will be held August 17 through 28 at the Central Unitarian Church on Forest Avenue in Paramus. Youth Council and other high school students serve as volunteer counselors. It is solely funded by the generosity of congregations, businesses, individuals and other non-profit organizations.

Donations Needed:

40 single use cameras – cost approx. $220.00
40 lunches for 8 days. On trip days, the lunches need to be bagged lunches and need to arrive at camp by 8:45 a.m.
Snacks, such as Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter crackers.
Cereal/Granola bars, 300 juice boxes, and bottled water.
Arts and Crafts supplies.
35 Kohl’s Gift Cards ($50 each) for school clothes
Pizza Lunch – $250.00
Breakfast: Donuts, bagels and juice boxes.

Monetary donations are also needed for the many special events planned:

$ 250 – Magician
$ 450 – Frisbee Guy
$ 300 – Odyssey Athletic Club
$ 200 – Bowler City
$ 420 – Mad Science
$1200 – Liberty Science Center
$1500 – Keansburg Amusement Park
$ 450 – Bowtie Cinemas
$ 700 – Wild and Wacky
$ 600 – Pyramid Dance Company
$ 625 – National Circus Project
$1800 – Overnight Camping Trip
$5500 – Bus Fees

For more information, contact the new camp director, Blake Visconti (551) 206-3170. More info online at

Habitat Bergen: Travel with a Purpose

Have you ever wanted to combine vacation with service?
If so, then join Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County on our Global Village Trip to Taos, New Mexico, October 11-17th, 2015. The team will be led by Habitat Bergen staff member Pamela Nall.
Work with the Taos Habitat affiliate alongside their partner families constructing homes. You must be at least 16 years old to join. Want to learn more?
Contact: Pamela Nall at or (201) 457-1020

July 6-12: Monastic Live-In

Looking for peace and balance in your life? Benedictine Sisters at Saint Walburga Monastery in Elizabeth, NJ, invite Catholic women over 18 to live, work and pray with the monastic community for a week Sunday, July 5 to Sunday, July 12. $200 for the week. For information, registration, call Sr. Marita at 908-353-3028.

July 26: Renewing the Family

Day of Prayer – “Renewing the Family” July 26, 2015
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Holy Family Church
28 Brookline Avenue, Nutley, NJ
More info: 201-666-5697
Sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Newark, Fr. John Gordon – Coordinator, in line with Pope Francis’ proclamation that our Church celebrate the Year of the Family.

Principals Sought

The Archdiocese of Newark is seeking qualified Catholic educators to apply for K-12 principal positions.  If interested, send resume and three letters of reference to For additional information go to:  Catholic Schools NJ

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients.

If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact:

Rev. David Armstrong
Director, Pastoral Care
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601


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